Johannes Rexx Author Page

NaNoWriMo Pencil

NaNoWriMo is the National Novel Writing Month. Writers from all over the Outer RIM sign up from the comfort of their computers and commit to write a 50,000 draft novel during the 30 days of November. Hundreds of thousands of writers are expected to participate at this event.

Now I am a firm and steadfast believer that strong privacy protections enhances our individual and therefore our national liberty. In that spirit the people working the NaNoWriMo web site have technical privacy safeguards in place. When writers submit their manuscript, the only eyes to see the words are the computer’s - to count the words - before they are deleted.

I’m participating in the 2015 NaNoWriMo event. Visit my public page at NaNoWrimo to follow my progress starting November 1. 

Mobile-friendly web sites show respect for users of mobile devices with small screens. I am experimenting with a responsive web design. This web site will adapt in real time to the web browser width. Note that the NaNoWriMo website too is mobile-friendly. Feel free to view the HTML source of this web page to study the CSS code that makes it work. This site does not use JavaScript.

To assess a web site’s mobile-friendliness visit Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test page.

Hand-crafted with a text editor this site is. My experience is that web sites made with content management systems such as WordPress and Concrete, or with dedicated web editors such as RapidWeaver, grow to become unportable, locking content in, forcing you to stay with the tool. This site’s main page is simple HTML. It easily accommodates additional content. I write content in MultiMarkdown and export it to HTML.

The Tool chain I use is Scrivener to write, Marked 2 to convert to HTML, Cyberduck to upload content to the Dreamhost web server, and the Google Chrome web browser to check the site.

My Writing Progress At NaNoWriMo

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